The Indian two-wheeler market has witnessed a radical change when it comes to motorcycles. Gone are the days when people used to buy bikes on the basis of how much mileage it will return. But now, its all about performance and looks. In recent times the 160cc segment has seen rapid growth due to its sporty styling, performance and affordable price tag.
Most of the bikes under 160cc (even 200cc) falls under ₹1 lakh price bracket. So, we bring you the list of top five bikes you can buy under ₹ 1 lakh.
Note: The prices mentioned are ex-showroom and the on-road prices for some bikes will go above ₹1 lakh.
5. Hero Xtreme 200R
Price: ₹89,900 ex-showroom (Delhi)
Hero MotoCorp entered the popular 200cc segment with the launch of the Xtreme 200R in 2018. Everybody knew Hero was late to the party and with the mediocre styling and performance of the Xtreme 200R, things became even more difficult for Hero. But for the price it demands, the Hero Xtreme 200R can be a good alternative to a 160cc motorcycle.
The Hero Xtreme 200R draws power from a 199.6cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that produces 18bhp and 17.1Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. Braking duties are handled by discs at both ends with single-channel ABS.
4. Yamaha FZ/FZS V3.0
Price: FZ - ₹95,680, FZS - ₹97,680 ex-showroom (Delhi)
Yamaha recently updated the FZ range in the Indian market and both the bikes get single-channel ABS as standard. The Yamaha FZ/FZS V3.0 also feature new design elements which make the bikes look even sportier. The bikes also get a single seat set up as opposed to the split seats of the outgoing model.
The Yamaha FZ/FZS V3.0 draws power from a 149cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that produces 13bhp and 12.8Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The bikes are equipped with disc brakes at both ends with single-channel ABS as standard.
3. Honda CB Hornet 160R
Price: STD - ₹86,500, CBS - ₹91,000, ABS STD - ₹92,000, ABS DLX - ₹94,500 ex-showroom (Delhi)
The Honda CB Hornet 160R has been one of the popular 160cc bikes in the Indian market. The CB Hornet 160R features a sporty design which appeals to the young buyers in the country. In March 2018, Honda launched the updated CB Hornet with updates such as LED headlamp, optional single-channel ABS and much more.
The Honda CB Hornet draws power from a 162.71cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that produces 14.9bhp and 14.5Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The standard variant of the bike gets disc brake at the front and drum unit at the rear. The top-spec variant gets rear disc brake with an option of CBS or single-channel ABS.
2. TVS Apache RTR 160 4V
Price: Drum - ₹83,145, Rear disc - ₹86,145, EFI - ₹92,145, ABS drum - ₹89,785, ABS disc - ₹92,785, EFI ABS - ₹98,785 ex-showroom (Delhi)
The TVS Apache RTR 160 4V is the most powerful bike in its segment. The overall design is similar to the Apache RTR 200 4V except for some subtle changes. The motorcycle also gets a new frame and the handling of the bike is best in the segment. The Apache RTR 160 4V is an ideal bike for urban conditions.
The TVS Apache RTR 160 4V draws power from a 159.7cc single-cylinder, air/oil-cooled engine that produces 16.5bhp (EFI)/16.2bhp (carburettor) and 14.8Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The bike gets disc brake up front and drum brake at the rear. Rear disc brake and single-channel ABS is optional.
1. Suzuki Gixxer/SF
Price: Gixxer - ₹81,550 (Rear disc), ₹88,941 (ABS), Gixxer SF - ₹90,658 (Standard), ₹98,076 (ABS), ₹93,032 (FI) ex-showroom Delhi
The Suzuki Gixxer is one of the most popular motorcycles in the competitive 150cc segment. One of the main reasons behind the success of thenGixxer is its design. The overall design is inspired by the bigger Gixxer and combined with a peppy engine, the Gixxer was an instant hit in the country. Suzuki also offers a fully-faired version of the bike named as Gixxer SF.
The Suzuki Gixxer and Gixxer SF draw power from a 154.9cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that produces 14.5bhp and 14Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. Braking duties are handled by discs at both ends with single-channel ABS.